Samuel Barton1

#4125, (circa 1788 - 23 December 1860)
Father*William Barton2 (c 1763 - 1832)
Mother*Ruth Underwood2 (c 1764 - )


Jane Downen b. 1792
He was a witness The family of William and Ruth is based on unless other sources are cited with William Barton and Ruth Underwood.3 
Birth*circa 1788He was born circa 1788 at Randolph Co., North CarolinaG; Downen Book has ca. 1785.2,1 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of William Barton and Ruth Underwood at Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KentuckyG, age 16-25.4 
Marriage*June 1810He married Jane Downen, daughter of Job Downen Sr and Mary Elizabeth Robinson, in June 1810 at Muhlenberg Co., KentuckyG.5,6 
19 January 1826He witnessed the will of John Barton on 19 January 1826 at Posey Co., IndianaG.7 
Death*23 December 1860He died on 23 December 1860 at Posey Co., IndianaG.2 


  1. [S477] Downen Book, Alexandrian Library, Mount Vernon, online Hereinafter cited as Downen Book.
  2. [S1416] Barton Database, online,
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. William (45+), F (45+) [Ruth]; M (26-44) [Thomas]; 3 m (16-25) [John, Samuel, Alexander], m (10-15) [Daniel], 2 m (<10) [poss. Daniel, Willis, William, Alfred or Robert]; f (10-15) [poss. Elizabeth], f (<10) [Liddie].
  5. [S1530] Kentucky County Marriages, 1797-1954, online, Film 557317, DGS 4706066, img. 43/536. Muhlenberg Co. Bonds and License Book 1 (1802-1836), p. 15, no. 173. Samuel Barton and Jane Downin [sic], Jun 1810.
  6. [S1413] The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, compiler, Kentucky Marriage Records (The Register) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983), p. 582. Muhlenberg Co., 1799-1836. Samuel Barton and Jane Downin, marr. Jun __ 1810, by D. Campbell, online Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Marriage Records.
  7. [S785] Posey County Will Record A & B 1816-1852 (n.p.:, unknown), Book A, p. 74. John Barton, last will and testament, 19 Jan 1826. Gives land to sons Harrison and Allen, "and if there should be another son born an equal part;" daus. Charlotty Priscilly Ruth Polly Ann "with the other too and Drusyly" ten dollars each, "and if a girl equal with the girls." Everthing else to wife Christina. Witnesses Josiah Downen and Samuel Barton, John Barton's mark. Proved 15 Apr 1826 before J. P. Drake, Clerk, Posey Co. Court; recorded 19 Jul 1826. [From the transcript, it appears that the will was dictated, and that Christina was expecting a child at the time. What is meant by "with the other too" (two? as well?) is not known. As the girls' names are written it is ambiguous as to whether any have two names, i.e. "Polly Ann" and not "Polly and Ann"]